Team USA Has Tough Decisions After Final Scrimmage

June 28, 2014

Team USA has to cut their roster down to 23 by Monday, and Richie Meade along with his team of coaches have a lot of work to do before they make their decisions. On Thursday night, USA’s roster had one last chance for players to make a case for themselves as they defeated Team MLL 10-9 at Harvard Stadium. USA struggled on many levels, trailing for the majority of the…


Team USA Edges Past MLL All Stars 10-9

June 27, 2014

It may have been low scoring, but the 2014 MLL All Star game lived up to the hype. Team USA was sloppy for most of the game but they still took home a 10-9 victory over Team MLL thanks to a goal from Rob Pannell with six seconds left in the game. The first quarter ended at 2-2 with Kevin Leveille of the Rochester Rattlers scoring both goals for USA. The…


MLL ASG: Team USA Enters FIL Denver with Overwhelming Roster

June 25, 2014

The days are getting ever closer to the World Games in Denver this July.  The United States Team is on the verge of being announced and it will be a scramble for other teams to try to match up with this late knowledge going into the games.  Each position is loaded with All Americans, a few Player of the Year Awards, and a couple Tewaaraton Award Winners.  Here is the…


ESPN Announces FIL Broadcast Schedule

June 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN today announced its broadcast schedule for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, set for July 10-19 in Denver. ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry more than 40 games from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, site of lacrosse’s largest international event ever with 38 nations participating. Team USA will play a minimum of five games on ESPNU and be featured in the event’s pool-play opener against Canada at 9…


Examining China’s Lacrosse Growth: Part Two

As my coach always said, “You’re only as good as your competition. You can be the best in your league but if there are better leagues out there, you are not truly the best.” Therefore, even if the young program falters at FIL Denver (which they are determined to avoid) then they will have, at the least, experienced new, better competition. Hence, their program will grow, learn and develop better. …

May 19, 2014

China’s Lacrosse Growth: Part One

Now that lacrosse is trickling into international regions, other countries and cultures are beginning to accept its presence. However, with other cultures come different perspectives and Chinese lacrosse suffered in the early 1990s due to its lack of Olympic appeal. As of 2002, the country of China began to notice the medicine game more and have now reached a point with a nationally recognized team. They hope to make an…

May 16, 2014

Lizards Run Up on Israel; Israel Third Int’l Team to Compete Against MLL

April 14, 2014

As was expected, JoJo Marasco and Rob Pannell looked as good on the field as they usually do. Unexpectedly, Israel performed extremely sub-par.  The Lizards ran up the score to a final of 21-3. I equate this game to a previous one I watched this NCAA season: Lehigh versus Loyola. Both teams are very good, but the Lizards and Loyola are much higher caliber lacrosse programs than either Israel or…


Men’s Dutch National Team Announce North American Tryouts

March 17, 2014

AMSTERDAM, NL- March 17, 2014- Today, the Men’s Dutch National Lacrosse Team announced North American based tryouts for any players interested in being a part of the 2014 World Championship Team.   Tryouts will take place on the weekend of April 5th and 6th at two separate locations.  April 5th will be held in Syracuse at Christian Brothers Academy (6245 Randall Road, Syracuse, NY) from 3-7 PM.  On April 6th, the tryouts will…